Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Healthier Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are filled with whole grains and flaxseed, and naturally sweetened with honey. They keep well in the freezer, for an easy grab and go breakfast or snack.
These Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies are a healthy treat that I plan to keep on hand in my freezer. Right now, they are one of my daughter’s favorite snacks to take to school. She loves them, and it makes snack-packing super easy on me. I just grab one or two out of the freezer in the morning, pack it in her lunchbox, and it defrosts by snack time.
I plan to make a big batch of these cookies in the next few days to keep in my freezer. Nursing a newborn makes me extra hungry and I’ll be reaching for a snack at all hours of the day and night, and I see myself grabbing one of these cookies from the freezer for a quick breakfast or midnight snack.
You can mix these Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies up in two bowls, no mixer required. The banana adds lots of natural sweetness and moisture, so you don’t need to add a lot of sugar to the cookie dough. I used honey as a natural sweetener, so these cookies contain no refined sugars. They’re full of whole grains, and cinnamon and nutmeg complement the banana flavor. Chocolate chips are a necessity, but I’ll leave it up to you if you want to add the walnuts. I prefer these with the nuts, but the rest of my family likes them without.
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Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 ¼ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour , or oat flour*
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana, about 3 medium bananas
- ⅓ cup honey
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips, mini or regular-size
- ½ cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together mashed banana, honey, melted butter, egg, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts, if using. The dough will be moist.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets. Use your fingers to gently flatten each cookie a little, since they won't flatten on their own during baking.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, until set and barely golden. (If baking more than one pan at a time, be sure to rotate the pans halfway through the baking time.) Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.